1946 – Pacific Theatres was founded by William Forman, establishing Drive-Inand Walk-In Theatres all over Southern California. 1978 – Pacific Theatres won the Academy Award for Technical Achievement for its Cine-Fi sound system.
1962 – Pacific Theatres and Consolidated Theatres opened the Drive-In.1966 – Pacific Theatres andConsolidated Theatresopened Hawaii’s first swapmeet at the Drive-In.
Planning and Design FrameworkCreate an Urban Village where all members of theCommunity can experience the social, cultural, andeconomic benefits. A Place, not a Project,encompassing sustainable smart growth design, whilefostering an environment to Live Work and Play. • Community and Public Agency Dialog and Outreach • Consider Current Planning Initiatives • Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – Study Findings
Community Outreach The Robertson Properties Group has been involved in over 100 outreach meetings, including:• Area Neighborhood Boards• Neighboring Properties• Community and Professional Groups• Community Leaders (City Council Members, the Mayor, State Legislators and the Governor)
Community Identified Concerns• Traffic and Congestion• Building Heights and View Obstructions• Overall Project Density• Infrastructure Capacity Community Identified Benefits• New Supermarket, Restaurants and Shops• Public Gathering Places• New Housing – Affordable and Workforce• Walkable Community with Pedestrian Focus• Jobs
CurrentPlanning Initiatives • Aiea, Pearl City Livable Communities Plan – 2004 • Primary Urban Center Development Plan – 2004 • City and County General Plan Amendment – 2002 • Aiea Pearl City Draft TOD Plan – 2010
Current Planning Initiatives Themes• Establish Pearl Harbor Regional Town Center• Promote Mixed Land Uses• Integrate Higher Density In-Town Housing• Affordable Housing • With Expanded Choices for All Ages and Incomes• Pedestrian Friendly Walkable Community• Public Gathering Places
Hawaii Project Team• Chris Deuchar • Scientific Consultant Services – Entitlement Consultant, U.S. Pacific / – Cultural Impact Assessment, Honolulu Form Partners, Honolulu • Geolabs• Stryker, Weiner & Yokota – Soils Engineer, Honolulu – Public Relations, Honolulu • Robert Hobdy Environmental• Pat Lee Associates Consultant – Community Outreach, Kaneohe – Botanical and Fauna Studies, Haiku,• Lo‘ihi Communications Maui – Community Outreach, Honolulu • B.D. Neal & Associates• Kathy Bryant – Air Quality, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – Community Outreach, Honolulu • CPP Inc.• PBR Hawaii and Associates – Wind Engineering, Fort Collins, Colorado – Planner, Honolulu • Y. Ebisu & Associates• MVE Pacific – Acoustic Study, Honolulu – Architect, Honolulu • The Hallstrom Group• Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates – Market, Economic Impact and Cost – Traffic Engineer & Infrastructure Benefit studies, Honolulu Engineering, Honolulu • Airspace Workshop• Cultural Surveys Hawaii – Web and Graphic Design, Honolulu – Archeological , Kailua
Alternative 1: Plan Studies Current Zoning AllowsRetail Focus (Mall Expansion) withOffice• 1,522,600 square feet • Traffic ……• 6,090 Parking Stalls • 19% more evening peak traffic
Alternative 2: Plan Studies Current Zoning Allows Add Photo Montage from Rainbow Bay MarinaOffice Focus with RetailEIS Impacts: • Traffic……• 1,320,000 square feet • 118% more morning peak• 4,400 Parking Stalls traffic
Addressing Community Concerns• Traffic and Congestion• Building Heights and View Obstructions• Overall Project Density• Infrastructure Capacity….While Maintaining Community Benefits• New Supermarket, Restaurants and Shops• Public Gathering Places• New Housing – Affordable and Workforce• Walkable Community with Pedestrian Focus• Jobs
Road and Traffic Improvements • The addition of two new fully signalized intersections at • Intersection Improvements includes: • Left-turn and Right-turn lanes • Additional southbound lane on the south • Remove the raised median along Kaonohi Street • Kaonohi Street/Pearlridge Center, new project access • Decelerate/accelerate pocket lanes at project entrances • Dedication of approximately 1/3 acre of land for public right of way (road widening) • Approximately 1.3 acres of internal public access roadways • 1.7 acres, 9% of the Project, is dedicated Public access • New and/or improved cross walks (5 total) • New sidewalks, bike areas, better lighting, and enhanced landscaping • Restriping of all entrances to and intersections at the project site.
Roadway Improvements• LWPA will moderately increase traffic, however much of the impacts will be mitigated with new roadway improvements
Alternative 2: Plan StudiesAdd Photo Montage from Rainbow Bay Marina
$2.3 Billion economic impact $777 Million direct capital investment980 Jobs Created Annually950 New Permanent Jobs
Draft EIS• Published December 2011• Comment period extended to 60 days• View the Draft EIS at Public Library and Online at www.liveworkplayaiea.com• Submit written comments to City DPP or PBR Hawaii
Draft EIS Distribution for Review and Comment:Federal Agencies • Emergency Services Department• Commander, Navy Region Hawaii • Honolulu Fire Department• Department of Housing & Urban Development • Honolulu Police Department• Federal Aviation Administration • Neighborhood Board No. 20 (Aiea)• Fish & Wildlife Service • Neighborhood Board No. 21 (Pearl City) • Oahu Metropolitan Planning OrganizationState of Hawaii Agencies • Pearlridge Satellite City Hall• Department of Accounting & General Services• Department of Business, Economic Development & Elected Officials Tourism (DBED&T) • Councilmember Nester Garcia, Chair• DBED&T Office of Planning • Councilmember Ikaika Anderson, Zoning Chair• Department of Education • Councilmember Romy Cachola, Zoning V. Chair• Aiea Public Library • Councilmember Breene Harimoto, District 8• Department of Health • Senator David Ige• Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) • Senator Donna Mercado Kim• DLNR State Historic Preservation Division • Senator Glenn Wakai• Department of Transportation • Representative Blake Oshiro• Office of Hawaiian Affairs • Representative K. Mark Takai• University of Hawaii Environmental Center • Representative Aaron Ling JohansonCity & County of Honolulu Agencies Condominiums/Community Organizations• Honolulu Board of Water Supply • Aiea Community Association• Department of Community Services • Harbor Pointe AOAO• Department of Emergency Management • Pacific Village and Pacific Village Annex AOAO• Department of Design & Construction • Lelepono AOAO• Department of Environmental Services • Pearlridge Square Apartments• Department of Facility Maintenance • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church• Department of Parks and Recreation • Friends of Pearl Harbor Historic Trail• Department of Planning & Permitting • Hawaii’s Thousands Friends• Department of Transportation Services • League of Women Voters • Life of the Land • The Outdoor Circle